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Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Soup

July 20

We adore this soup at home and make it often after work, when we are a little tired and just want to curl up with a bowl of something warming. It’s easy to do, doesn’t need much attention, and is rich, lightly spiced and deliciously creamy. © Extracted from Stirring Slowly by Georgina Hayden, published by Square Peg – £20.

  • serves Serves 6
  • time 45 mins


  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4.
  2. 2. Peel and cut the onions into 1cm wedges and trim then cut the cauliflower into even-sized florets. If it has the leaves on, don’t cut them off, roast those too. Place it all in a roasting tray with the unpeeled garlic cloves and sprinkle with the cinnamon and ras el hanout. Season well, and drizzle everything with a good glug of olive oil. Toss it all together and pop into the oven for 25–30 minutes, until cooked through and a little charred.
  3. 3. Scatter the coconut flakes on to a small tray and pop into the oven for the last few minutes to toast – they should only need 3–4 minutes.
  4. 4. When the veg are ready, remove the garlic cloves and scrape all the veg into a large saucepan. Squeeze the garlic out of its skins and add them too. Pour in the coconut milk, add the stock and gently bring to the boil.
  5. 5. Reduce the heat a little and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Using a stick blender, blitz the soup until creamy and smooth, adding a splash more water if it is too thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning, and serve topped with the toasted coconut flakes and a drizzle of chilli oil.

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2 onions

600g cauliflower

4 garlic cloves

1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon

1 heaped tsp ras el hanout

sea salt and freshly ground blackpepper

olive oil

a handful of unsweetened coconut flakes

1 x 400ml tin of reduced-fat coconut milk

600ml vegetable stock

2-3 tbsp chilli oil

You'll Need

Roasting tray

Large saucepan

Stick blender